Melting of aluminium for recycling uses much less energy, than the process of extraction by electrolysis used to obtain the pure metal. 75% of recycled aluminium is used in the automotive industry. Aluminium cans and foil comprise much of the metal in household waste, collected for recycling.

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Author: Christoph Schmitz
Publisher: Vulkan (2007)
Binding: Hardcover, 510 pages